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Podcast Interview with Michelle Rogers - Surviving the Unthinkable: Michelle Rogers on Matthew Terry's Brutality and the Deadly Consequences of His Early Release
My former co-worker, Matthew Terry, stabbed her 7 times yet somehow Michigan let him out of prison after only 3 years. Tragically, within 5 months of his release, he killed his new girlfriend.
For nearly a decade, Matthew Terry and I were colleagues at Liquid Web. After the company was sold in 2015, I chose to pursue other opportunities, while Matthew continued his tenure there. During this period, he crossed paths with Michelle Rogers, and they soon embarked on a romantic relationship. By 2016, they welcomed a child into their lives.
However, their story took a dark turn on St. Patrick's Day of 2017. In a horrifying incident, Matthew assaulted Michelle in their shared home, with their newborn present. He inflicted seven stab wounds on her, targeting her throat and upper body, and even bit her face. The brutal attack left Michelle so severely injured that her vision was obscured by the blood filling her contact lenses.
Against all odds, Michelle survived this terrifying ordeal, but her nightmare was far from over. Matthew was sentenced to a mere three years in prison for his heinous act. Michelle made desperate appeals to the parole board, the judge, and the prosecutors, imploring them not to release Matthew. She warned them, and anyone who would listen, that if he were set free, he would undoubtedly harm someone else.
In a proactive move, Michelle even reached out to Kay Baker, Matthew's new girlfriend, cautioning her that she could be his next victim. Despite Michelle's dire warnings, Matthew relocated to Florida to live with Kay and her two children after his release.
Tragically, within five months of his parole, Matthew murdered Kay, nearly decapitating her and stabbing her multiple times. Michelle's chilling prediction had come true with horrifying precision.
Today, I have the opportunity to speak with Michelle Rogers, giving her a platform to share her harrowing story.